Sieg

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Sieg
Verlaufskarte Sieg.png
Drainage basin map of the Sieg
Location
CountryGermany
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - locationSiegerland
 - elevation603 m (1,978 ft)
Mouth 
 - locationRhine
 - coordinates50°46′7″N 7°4′32″E / 50.76861°N 7.07556°E / 50.76861; 7.07556Coordinates: 50°46′7″N 7°4′32″E / 50.76861°N 7.07556°E / 50.76861; 7.07556
Length155.1 km (96.4 mi) [1]
Basin size2,857 km2 (1,103 sq mi) [1]
Discharge 
 - average52 m3/s (1,800 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionRhineNorth Sea

The Sieg is a river in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany named after the Sigambrer. It is a right tributary of the Rhine and 155 kilometres in length.

The source is located in the Rothaargebirge mountains. From here the river runs southwestwards to the city of Siegen and the hills of Siegerland, both named after the river. Further west the Sieg valley forms the boundary of the Bergisches Land (northern) and Westerwald (southern). The river finally runs through a protected area east of the city of Bonn.

After passing the cities of Hennef and Siegburg, the river flows into the Rhine at the Naturschutzgebiet Siegaue, a protected area immediately to the northeast of the city of Bonn, near Niederkassel/Mondorf.

Sieg Spring[edit]

Sieg Spring in May 2014

The Sieg Spring (German: Siegquelle), the source of the Sieg, is at an elevation of 603 metres (1,978 ft), near the village of Großenbach, North Rhine-Westphalia.[2] The location was restored in 2013.

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